Director Akihiko Shiota and his lead actors were at the Toho Cinema in Shinjuku, Tokyo, for the nationwide theatrical release of Sayonara Kuchibiru, yesterday (Japan time). Nana Komatsu,Mugi Kadowaki and Ryou Narita entertained the audience before the actual screening.
Nana Komatsu and co-star Mugi Kadowaki on the promotion frontline again, this time in an interview for Fudge Magazine. The two young actresses talk at length about the complexities of emotions that bind, cement and also part Haru and Leo in the road movie/musical from Akihiko Shiota, in Japanese theatres on Friday.
They also develop a bit about Shima, their roadie (impersonated by Ryo Narita) who as a friend, roadie and manager tries to keep them together. Recalling the different performances, especially street appearances, the two reach the same conclusion, the music is a key element in the movie because some emotions can’t be explained or even conveyed through just words.
In a new interview for Otocoto MagazineNana Komatsu, Mugi Kadowaki and singer songwriter Motohiro Hata develop on the process that led to the making and recording of the theme song Sayonara Kuchibiru and share memories about the shooting of the film, in Japanese theatres next week, on Friday 31.
Nana Komatsu recalls she sometimes felt lonely practising the guitar alone or while recording in the studio booth, co-star Mugi Kadowaki confirms, adding it was more fun when they practised and played together.
At the end of the interview, Nana Komatsu reminds the readers of her peculiar path from model to actress and says how much she enjoys meeting people from different generations and discovering new places at each shooting spot through the films she’s in.
Neol Magazine has just released an interview with Nana Komatsu and co-star Mugi Kadowaki. Just one week prior to the release of Sayonara Kuchibiru aka Farewell Song on Friday May 31, the two actresses are busy promoting the film.
Among other things, Nana Komatsu developed a bit on her role as Leo/Reo, saying that some elements of the character’s personality overlap with her own. Nana Komatsu who already mentioned in previous interviews she didn’t like her voice said she still didn’t like it, felt a bit uncomfortable singing and perfoming in front of big audiences, adding she didn’t have the skills of a singer artist.
However she told the interviewer she was very pleased and had fun trying to convey the feelings and emotions of the film through the recording of Motohiro Hata‘s penned song.
Just one week before the nationwide theatre release of the film, Gaga has just released a new clip featuring the HaruReo/ハルレオ duet performing ‘Sudden storm’ (たちまち嵐), a song written by Aimyon.
The official CD/EP (4 tracks) has entered the top 50 in both Oricon and Rekochoku charts and is available from several online stores like CD Japan. Pictures, movie flyer, news and general info (Japanese) available from the official site.